Ball Park Franks

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2006/05/14 16:48:23 (permalink)

Ball Park Franks

Last June we had a big BBQ (cook-out) for Ava when she turned 4. I did burgers and Ball Parks on the grill for everyone and the dogs went over better then the burgers. These were some great dogs, everyone loved them even PP.

Well tonight I'm doing ribs for Moms Day and got pretty hungry waiting for them to Q. So I took out some Ball Parks and put them on the grill. They were SALTY! Nasty tasting and just plain yucky they were so salty.

I don't know what happened in the year but these sure changed for the worse.

MikeS.
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    markolenski
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    RE: Ball Park Franks 2006/05/14 17:11:15 (permalink)
    One dog has 550 mg of sodium. That is 20% of your daily intake. Thier grillmasters have 780 mg.
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    myway
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    RE: Ball Park Franks 2006/05/15 13:59:43 (permalink)
    Hi,

    I know what you mean. Ballpark seems to have some quality control issues going on. They started selling them buy the 5lb. packages at Sam's club now. They are really kicking it up on distribution. It seems like whenever a hot dog company does that, the quality and consistancy go down the pipe. I use to eat mass produced hot dogs until I ran into the same problem you have. Now I just eat hot dogs like Bests Kosher, Vienna Beef, and Hebrew National. Also started eating a natural casing hot dog that is really good. Since I started eating these higher quality dogs I have a hard time stomaching the regular store bought varieties. I ran into the salt problem too. I boiled some dogs that I had gotten from Sam's. They were cheap , and allegedly all beef. after I boiled them, the water was very cloudy. After a while salt rings began to adhere to the side of the pan. One bite and me and the kids were swallowing soda like it was going out of style. Way to much salt. If you get the chance, try some of the better quality hot dogs. Once you do, you will have a hard time buying a regular run of the mill dog again.
    JMHO
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    Pwingsx
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    RE: Ball Park Franks 2006/05/15 15:14:57 (permalink)
    Now this is strange to me. We recently bought the five lb pack at CostCo, and used some during a birthday party recently, grilled on the barbecue. I was surprised at how good they were, because I'm not big on grilled dogs, preferring them boiled.
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    Jimeats
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    RE: Ball Park Franks 2006/05/15 18:56:02 (permalink)
    Ball Park Franks use to be made by a company here in Boston by the name of NEPCO. A friend of mine that was a USDA meat inspector called them crap in a tube. All meat bi-product and loaded with fillers and whatever else was cheap and avalible. And as he use to state there are a lot of items that come under that meat umbrella. He also said spend a few extra cents and by a quality all beef barker. Chow Jim
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    John A
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    RE: Ball Park Franks 2006/05/16 07:10:01 (permalink)
    Try Boars Head all beef dogs, best yet.

    John
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    RE: Ball Park Franks 2006/07/30 09:25:53 (permalink)
    Howdy,

    My local Wal-Mart has BallPark Franks (GrillMasters.) Yuck! I bought several packs and I'll just feed them my Airedale Terrier!

    LarryRickenbacker
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    RE: Ball Park Franks 2006/07/30 09:41:25 (permalink)
    The Ball Park Smoked White Meat turkey franks are not that bad.

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size 1 frank 50g
    Servings Per Container 8
    Calories 45
    Calories from Fat 0
    Total Fat 0g 0%
    Saturated Fat 0g 0%
    Cholesterol 10mg 3%
    Sodium 420mg 18%
    Potassium 450mg 13%
    Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
    Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
    Sugars 3g
    Protein 6g
    Vitamin A 0%
    Vitamin C 6%
    Calcium 0%
    Iron 2%
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    bbqjimbob
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    RE: Ball Park Franks 2006/07/30 09:44:30 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by LarryRickenbacker

    Howdy,

    My local Wal-Mart has BallPark Franks and GrillMasters. Yuck! I bought several packs and I'll just use them as food for my Airedale Terrier!

    LarryRickenbacker


    Look at Wal-Mart for Five Star wieners. The Wal-Mart near me carries both the pork and beef, and the all beef in 2lb packages. They are really good- much better than the 2 kinds you bought. I'm sure your Airedale won't get much of them! If there is a Giant Eagle near you, they have them in the deli, and you can buy as many, or as few as you want! Also- if you are near a Giant Eagle, some of them carry the Usinger's all Angus beef wieners! As good as, if not better than the Five Star dogs.
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    GordonW
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    RE: Ball Park Franks 2006/07/30 10:04:20 (permalink)
    Funny thing about Ball Park's salt. I bought them a while back and my wife said they were too salty. I bought some yesterday for a neighborhood get together, and she said they were great. Go figure.
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    sizz
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    RE: Ball Park Franks 2006/07/30 10:52:11 (permalink)
    Ball Park produces 17 different types of hot dogs .......which one are you folks talking about ???
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    RE: Ball Park Franks 2006/07/30 11:08:26 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by fpczyz

    Ball Park produces 17 different types of hot dogs .......which one are you folks talking about ???


    Good point. I ID'ed mine.
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    GordonW
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    RE: Ball Park Franks 2006/07/30 14:47:07 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by fpczyz

    Ball Park produces 17 different types of hot dogs .......which one are you folks talking about ???

    Um. . . the ones they sell at Costco. . . ?
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    RE: Ball Park Franks 2006/07/30 17:49:52 (permalink)
    Some folks may find the term low fat hot dog an oxymoron. However, if calories are a consideration, I think the Hebrew National 97% fat free, at 50 calories each for what is about an 11 to a lb frank, is the best tasting compromised dog available.
    The Bear
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    Jimeats
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    RE: Ball Park Franks 2006/07/30 21:27:21 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by John A

    Try Boars Head all beef dogs, best yet.

    John
    Did you ever notice the Boars Head delivery trucks? They look like a Wells Fargo armored car, and rightfully so due to the ammount of money they charge for their products. If I was into hyjacking that would be a truck to hit, make it early morning though, full load, 40 cents on the dollar. Chow Jim
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    bbqjimbob
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    RE: Ball Park Franks 2006/07/30 22:49:42 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Jimeats

    quote:
    Originally posted by John A

    Try Boars Head all beef dogs, best yet.

    John
    Did you ever notice the Boars Head delivery trucks? They look like a Wells Fargo armored car, and rightfully so due to the ammount of money they charge for their products. If I was into hyjacking that would be a truck to hit, make it early morning though, full load, 40 cents on the dollar. Chow Jim


    Sounds good- I'll take the BH all beef dogs off your hand (or hi-jacked truck!) One question, though- How much would you charge for delivery to Louisville, Ohio? I'll be happy to smoke/grill all the dogs you'd care to eat, to offset the delivery charge!
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    RE: Ball Park Franks 2009/09/23 23:51:18 (permalink)
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    The Ball Park Smoked White Meat turkey franks are not that bad.

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size 1 frank 50g
    Servings Per Container 8
    Calories 45
    Calories from Fat 0
    Total Fat 0g 0%
    Saturated Fat 0g 0%
    Cholesterol 10mg 3%
    Sodium 420mg 18%
    Potassium 450mg 13%
    Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
    Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
    Sugars 3g
    Protein 6g
    Vitamin A 0%
    Vitamin C 6%
    Calcium 0%
    Iron 2%


    I prefer the taste of Ball Parks Turkey Franks over Ball Parks Smoked White Meat Turkey Franks. Smoked White Meat Turkey Franks taste like cardboard. Turkey Franks taste more like meat.
     
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    ynotryme
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    RE: Ball Park Franks 2009/09/24 00:46:07 (permalink)
    You get what you pay for!
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    RE: Ball Park Franks 2009/09/24 02:50:48 (permalink)
    ynotryme

    You get what you pay for!


    I bought some Hebrew National reduced fat hot dogs the other day. My first time ever eating a Hebrew National dog. I did not like them one bit. Too strong and salty for my taste. Gave em to the dog. He liked em. Waste of 5 bucks and change.
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    marzsit
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    RE: Ball Park Franks 2009/09/24 04:46:41 (permalink)
    some brands of cheapo dogs are meant to be boiled in water, so they tend to be saltier... they also tend to be greasier......
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    sk bob
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    RE: Ball Park Franks 2009/09/24 20:51:15 (permalink)
    reduced fat hot dogs?
    ther should be a law against that
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